All Photos By Roland Massow
Vintage style is having a major moment. Curating a closet and home with carefully selected pieces that are either family heirlooms or lucky finds has become a bit of a treasure hunt for us. We’ve put together a guide on how to shop for vintage pieces with our top tips!
Vintage Clothes Shopping + Work Wear
We were fortunate to work with Omaha local vintage shop, Roland Fitz, to put together some work looks! One of the co-owners, Roland Massow (also talented photographer and videographer who shot Abby’s wedding film HERE), generously invited us in and curated a few looks for us that were office approved. Many people don’t think about finding work wear at a vintage shop, but they should! There were so many unique and timeless pieces to choose from.
If you’re getting tired of the same old pants and button-up blouse routine, check out a vintage curator to shake up your look. Long maxi skirts, monochromatic looks, and incorporating men’s wear can really add to your office attire. Many of the pieces were name brand and practically new. Often, you will get a great look at a steal. Roland and Fitz is located in Blackstone when we shot these looks. We are so excited to announce that Roland Fitz is opening a new shop in Omaha’s trendy Little Bohemia!! Their grand opening date is 4.20.2019 so be there or be square.
Vintage Home Decor (3 Tips!)
Antique silver champagne buckets, brass mirrors, and crystal decanters are just a few of the vintage home decor items we have collected over the years! Vintage home decor can truly set your place apart from all the other look a likes. In the age of big box stores and online warehouses you may see the same bar-cart or lamp more than we care to admit. There are several ways to shop for vintage home finds.
LOCAL SHOPS: First, you can stop in local shops to peruse vintage pieces. Make friends with the owner and let them know if you are looking for a specific item. They may not have it in at the moment, but they can put you on a call list if something comes in or they can have an eye out for it with their pickers. We found the set of Crystal Decanters below for $30 total at my hometown antique store!
ESTATE SALES: Second, estate sales are vintage home decor heaven. Absolutely do not forget to bring cash, as many only accept this form of currency. Usually the price points on items are negotiable and get lower the more days the sale goes on. However, be respectful as this was someone’s home. We received a beautiful set of vintage coupes as a wedding shower present that we use daily from an estate sale. We get compliments from friends on it, asking where we got it. It feels special and one of kind, as it was specially picked for us and cannot be simply ordered on demand. If you are an Omaha local, Transitions Estate Sales and Pat Mapes Estate Sales are well done.
ETSY: Third, shopping for antique home pieces online is easier now than ever with the birth of Etsy. This site is full of vintage curators that hunt for unique pieces then list them on their Etsy shop from around the world! I desperately wanted an ornate champagne bucket for our wedding that we could keep for years to come. I found a beautiful silver Oneida one from an Etsy Shop, “My Butler’s Pantry”, that was perfection! A few current favorites on Etsy include this crystal punch bowl set, this silver basket bowl, and this silver wine coaster from the same shop. If you’re in the market for a vintage champagne bucket I found this and this on Etsy as potential options! Found beautiful decanters here, here, and here (this one is made with a flat bottom for ships).